Chicago Bears: Way too early seven-round 2020 mock draft

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Pick No. 50

The Chicago Bears are lucky enough to have two picks in the top 50 despite not having a first-round pick. These two drafts start to go in very different directions now.

Draft No. 1

Cole Kmet – Notre Dame, TE

It is very obvious that the Bears need help at tight end. Trey Burton missed most of the season and Adam Shaheen looks to be a bust. Cole Kmet could come in and push Burton for playing time. Kmet would fit Matt Nagy’s system pretty well. He has the ability to line up anywhere and be Nagy’s “U” tight end. He can line up on the line of scrimmage or play out in the slot.

He is not as athletically dynamic but he is probably the closest tight end in the 2020 NFL Draft to Travis Kelce. Kelce was a third-round pick and while watching his tape at Cincinnati, the similarities are there between these two. Kmet has above average hands, is able to be an in-line blocker with help and runs great routes, especially against zone coverage.

Draft No. 2

Damon Arnette – Ohio State, CB

This draft took a shift in focus to the defensive side of the ball. With Prince Amukamara becoming a possible cap casualty, the Bears will need some corner depth. Kevin Toliver looked decent enough but bringing in Damon Arnette to compete for the starting corner spot makes sense to me.

Arnette actually plays similarly to Kyle Fuller. He is a strong press coverage corner who has solid coverage skills. He did not have impactful interception numbers for Ohio State, but that is partially due to how well he covers defenders in man coverage. Arnette lacks top speed, but he rarely gets caught out of position. He also knows when to release his coverage. Playing in the Ohio State system should also help as he transitions to the NFL level.